PLAY! (Pay Less All Year!)
PLAY! (Pay Less All Year!)

PLAY! (Pay Less All Year!)

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Introduction: I sang and played guitar and bass for about 45 years, wrote songs, taught private guitar lessons for 4 music studios, 1 music class in a private elementary school, and adult education classes at 3 Broward County high schools. I owned and operated my music business for around 40 years, as a teacher/instructor, singer/musician, entertainer, and DJ/MC. I Performed as a solo artist and played with several bands during a 30 year period. I sing (tenor) and play acoustic and electric guitar, bass or ukulele. Most of my 500+ songs are classic hits from the sixties and seventies, including country, folk, rock, pop, and standards. I like to help others to enjoy a fun hobby and personal satisfaction to achieve success in self confidence by mastering an instrument. I have taught over a thousand students from 7 to 70 in roughly 40 years.
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Hired 75 times

Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL

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47 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Jiri B.
Nov 12, 2021
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Dan is a great guitar teacher. He teaches both my son (8 yrs) and myself (35+) with patience and a positive atmosphere. Perfect communication and well-structured lessons. Highly recommended!

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Country • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Guitar Lessons
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Souren S.
Oct 13, 2021
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Dan is just an amazing voice and guitar teacher. He is patent and teaches everything step by step with music theory mixed with application to keep the lessons interesting and exciting. Highly recommended.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training; some self-taught experience • What the teacher recommends • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Singing Lessons
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Jose B.
Jun 30, 2021
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My son loved working with Dan and can’t wait for his next lesson.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Guitar Lessons
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Karol W.
Oct 17, 2019
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He put big smiles on my granddaughters face..he has lots of patience and she can not wait for her next lesson. Thankyou for that

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Guitar Lessons
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Shelley L.
Jul 24, 2018
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Dan is a patient and kind teacher. He has taught me the basics in music so that I will progress on my guitar playing. I look forward to my improvements as my lessons continue.

Details: 65 years or older • Yes, can read music staff • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Folk • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Willing to work around teacher's schedule • Ready to hire the right teacher now • I travel to the guitar teacher • The guitar teacher travels to me

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Guitar Lessons
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Private Lessons at your house cost $30 for 60 minutes plus $15-$20 transportation charge, depending on location and time. (weekly) No contracts, commitments, or advance payments required. No tax or any other costs, except for optional equipment, accessories, books, etc. There is a $10 charge if you don't notify me to cancel and/or reschedule appointments 12 hours in advance with a voicemail and/or text message to my phone. Pay each visit with cash or check, no credit or debit cards yet. I will give you handouts that I print out at my expense, so you don't have to buy a book for about $20, that most teachers require you to purchase. I have never raised the price for any of my students, even after 2 years or more!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I evaluate what they already know, then start from there. We learn fingering techniques, picking and strumming styles, notes, scales, chords, songs, and music theory. I give clear instructions and detailed explanations in an organized order, demonstrate action with visual aids, ask questions to verify communication, review and test, then put into practical application. I teach the basic fundamentals of playing the guitar, like proper fingering techniques, picking and strumming patterns, plus music theory. The student will learn the notes, scales, chords, read music and tablature, play melody, harmony, lead riffs, and background rhythm accompaniment in tunes of varied styles, as well as singing the lyrics of the songs.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I go to classes for digital recording software and technique. I like to help others to enjoy a fun hobby and personal satisfaction to achieve success in self confidence by mastering an instrument. Currently, I own more than 40 stringed instruments, all with straps and gig bags, 5 keyboards, over 15 amplifiers with speakers or headphones, about 10 microphones with cords and stands, many harmonicas, tuners, guitar stands, effects, music stands, music books, and other accessories.

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